Over 200 police calls for Royal Gwent in two years

South Wales Argus: Over 200 police calls for Royal Gwent in two years Over 200 police calls for Royal Gwent in two years

POLICE were called to the Royal Gwent Hospital nearly 250 times in just under two years.

The majority were made by staff following verbal abuse, assault, violence or disruption by patients or visitors while they were doing their job.

The information was received by the Argus following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Figures for January 2011 to November 2012 show police officers attended the Royal Gwent 238 times.

In the last two years, the Health Board, police and Crown Prosecution Service have worked together to achieve 31 prosecutions, ten formal cautions, one fixed penalty notice and one ASBO against patients and visitors who were violent or aggressive to Health Board staff.

81 of the calls from the Royal Gwent followed verbal abuse or disruption, 67 after physical abuse, assault or violence, 24 after aggressive outbursts and 20 followed inappropriate behaviour.

The overall figure is nearly four times as many as Nevill Hall, where officers attended 52 times in the year.

Other hospitals serving Gwent patients made less calls, 38 at St Cadoc's, 24 at County Hospital and Llanfrechfa, 28 at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr and 21 at Ty Sirhowy.

The rest of the list was made up of 15 calls from Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, 9 from St Woolos and 3 from the Caerphilly Miners Hospital which has shut.

A spokesman for the Health Board said it works hard to prosecute offenders at its hospitals and this will continue to be the case.

"We fully accept that tensions often run high in high pressure hospital environments, but our hospital and security staff link closely with local police at all times," he said.

"Aneurin Bevan Health Board operates a zero tolerance policy towards any violent or aggressive behaviour and we will always work with the police to bring about successful prosecutions where this is appropriate."

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5:20pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Magor says...

I went there a few months ago it was like Jeremy Kyle live.
I went there a few months ago it was like Jeremy Kyle live. Magor

5:27pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Dolieboy says...

The offenders should be locked up and then up in front of the Judge first thing (If it's a Fri night - bit of bad luck for them) He then charges them £250, and they remain in custody until it's paid by a friend or family member. That should send the message out.
The offenders should be locked up and then up in front of the Judge first thing (If it's a Fri night - bit of bad luck for them) He then charges them £250, and they remain in custody until it's paid by a friend or family member. That should send the message out. Dolieboy

5:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

richie55 says...

Magor wrote:
I went there a few months ago it was like Jeremy Kyle live.
Well said Magor....very true.
The last time I was in the casulty waiting room I nearly left due to the anticks of some of the people there.....good job I didnt as I was having a heart attack!
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I went there a few months ago it was like Jeremy Kyle live.[/p][/quote]Well said Magor....very true. The last time I was in the casulty waiting room I nearly left due to the anticks of some of the people there.....good job I didnt as I was having a heart attack! richie55

6:16pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Llanmartinangel says...

If we followed Charles Darwin's principles the health service wouldn't treat these pointless cretins. They would then die out and only people capable of behaving in a civilised manner would be left. Simple.
If we followed Charles Darwin's principles the health service wouldn't treat these pointless cretins. They would then die out and only people capable of behaving in a civilised manner would be left. Simple. Llanmartinangel

7:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Robindabank says...

Doleboy is on the money..almost. Have a court at the Gwent waiting for em. In they come early hours blotto...start performing..in with you....birch...or Horsewhip ....then court.. Then lock up.
Doleboy is on the money..almost. Have a court at the Gwent waiting for em. In they come early hours blotto...start performing..in with you....birch...or Horsewhip ....then court.. Then lock up. Robindabank

10:36pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Riley2012 says...

Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.
Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????. Riley2012

1:14am Sun 30 Dec 12

smokintheweed says...

Riley2012 wrote:
Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.
No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.
[quote][p][bold]Riley2012[/bold] wrote: Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.[/p][/quote]No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia. smokintheweed

8:41am Sun 30 Dec 12

Llanmartinangel says...

smokintheweed wrote:
Riley2012 wrote:
Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.
No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.
Yet we live in a country that allows these morons to treat its doctors and nurses in this way. Don't they have the right to work in civilised conditions?
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riley2012[/bold] wrote: Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.[/p][/quote]No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.[/p][/quote]Yet we live in a country that allows these morons to treat its doctors and nurses in this way. Don't they have the right to work in civilised conditions? Llanmartinangel

9:16am Sun 30 Dec 12

Cymru Am Beth says...

richie55 wrote:
Magor wrote: I went there a few months ago it was like Jeremy Kyle live.
Well said Magor....very true. The last time I was in the casulty waiting room I nearly left due to the anticks of some of the people there.....good job I didnt as I was having a heart attack!
They should turf these b*****s out on the street.
Let them bleed if they can't behave.
The staff who are there to help people should not have to put up with these scum.
Political correctness and human rights have ruined this b****y country.
[quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I went there a few months ago it was like Jeremy Kyle live.[/p][/quote]Well said Magor....very true. The last time I was in the casulty waiting room I nearly left due to the anticks of some of the people there.....good job I didnt as I was having a heart attack![/p][/quote]They should turf these b*****s out on the street. Let them bleed if they can't behave. The staff who are there to help people should not have to put up with these scum. Political correctness and human rights have ruined this b****y country. Cymru Am Beth

11:02am Sun 30 Dec 12

monkeyboy70 says...

I lived in newport for 40 years and it is terrible place. This is typical.
I lived in newport for 40 years and it is terrible place. This is typical. monkeyboy70

11:53am Sun 30 Dec 12

Mervyn James says...

smokintheweed wrote:
Riley2012 wrote:
Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.
No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.
Well, if people insist on acting like animals, why not ? At he least the should be denied treatment, I can't understand the mentality of people attending an Hospital to then attack those who are trying to help them. Often the fists are flying and the level of shouted obscenity is totally unacceptable, where were these people brought up ? I don't think any employee is paid to stand there and take that.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riley2012[/bold] wrote: Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.[/p][/quote]No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.[/p][/quote]Well, if people insist on acting like animals, why not ? At he least the should be denied treatment, I can't understand the mentality of people attending an Hospital to then attack those who are trying to help them. Often the fists are flying and the level of shouted obscenity is totally unacceptable, where were these people brought up ? I don't think any employee is paid to stand there and take that. Mervyn James

1:33pm Sun 30 Dec 12

casto says...

bet they drove there,its a 2 minute walk from the police hq.lol
bet they drove there,its a 2 minute walk from the police hq.lol casto

2:30pm Sun 30 Dec 12

The Red Claw says...

casto says...
1:33pm Sun 30 Dec 12

bet they drove there,its a 2 minute walk from the police hq.lol

Yep, but the walk back with a violent, abusive, spitting drunk who has already possibly smashed a nurse in the face just because she or her is trying to do their job is going to take a great deal longer than 2 minutes. Would you be stupid enough to do this without some form of secure transport?
casto says... 1:33pm Sun 30 Dec 12 bet they drove there,its a 2 minute walk from the police hq.lol Yep, but the walk back with a violent, abusive, spitting drunk who has already possibly smashed a nurse in the face just because she or her is trying to do their job is going to take a great deal longer than 2 minutes. Would you be stupid enough to do this without some form of secure transport? The Red Claw

2:42pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Michael Weedall says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
smokintheweed wrote:
Riley2012 wrote:
Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.
No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.
Yet we live in a country that allows these morons to treat its doctors and nurses in this way. Don't they have the right to work in civilised conditions?
I agree shot them with a bullet to kill them not a dart to put them a sleep the people who work at these location's should do without fear pond life abusing them or assaulting them and these people are hard working people so yes we live in a society where we can't shot them but they should not be allowed treatment on the NHS anywhere in the UK something needs to be done to stop this behaviour and NOW.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riley2012[/bold] wrote: Can't the staff have a security guy who can fire a dart and put them to sleep, you know like vets have done on farms and zoo's, after all they sound like wild animal's, then when they wake up but now in cuff's, the nice doctor can ask them what is the problem ????.[/p][/quote]No they cannot. We live in a country that does not treat its population that way. If you want cruel and unusual punishment then I suggest you go to Somalia.[/p][/quote]Yet we live in a country that allows these morons to treat its doctors and nurses in this way. Don't they have the right to work in civilised conditions?[/p][/quote]I agree shot them with a bullet to kill them not a dart to put them a sleep the people who work at these location's should do without fear pond life abusing them or assaulting them and these people are hard working people so yes we live in a society where we can't shot them but they should not be allowed treatment on the NHS anywhere in the UK something needs to be done to stop this behaviour and NOW. Michael Weedall

4:03pm Sun 30 Dec 12

gordelpus says...

In my experience there's very little difference between the Custody Suite at Newport Central and A&E at RGH on a Friday and Saturday night. It's the same intoxicated pond dwelling paracites offering the same verbal abuse and physical violence with no thought for the normal people who are attempting to provide care, in the case of the nurse, and control, in the case of the police officer. Scum
In my experience there's very little difference between the Custody Suite at Newport Central and A&E at RGH on a Friday and Saturday night. It's the same intoxicated pond dwelling paracites offering the same verbal abuse and physical violence with no thought for the normal people who are attempting to provide care, in the case of the nurse, and control, in the case of the police officer. Scum gordelpus

4:06pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Michael Weedall says...

gordelpus wrote:
In my experience there's very little difference between the Custody Suite at Newport Central and A&E at RGH on a Friday and Saturday night. It's the same intoxicated pond dwelling paracites offering the same verbal abuse and physical violence with no thought for the normal people who are attempting to provide care, in the case of the nurse, and control, in the case of the police officer. Scum
Well said Gordelpus.
[quote][p][bold]gordelpus[/bold] wrote: In my experience there's very little difference between the Custody Suite at Newport Central and A&E at RGH on a Friday and Saturday night. It's the same intoxicated pond dwelling paracites offering the same verbal abuse and physical violence with no thought for the normal people who are attempting to provide care, in the case of the nurse, and control, in the case of the police officer. Scum[/p][/quote]Well said Gordelpus. Michael Weedall

3:29am Mon 31 Dec 12

therichm10 says...

newports a drugpit what do u exspect
newports a drugpit what do u exspect therichm10

10:48am Mon 31 Dec 12

portforever says...

agree with gordelpus, these scum blight all of us decent people. had to take my daughter there one boxing day and had to tell some idiot who seemed to think that using the f word all the time was normal.he was with some woman who had a cut on her cheek and was also really drunk, so we all had to put up with morons, if that drunk just dont let them in the door until they are sober enouth to behave in a decent manor.we are to soft on the xxxxwits in this country,,
agree with gordelpus, these scum blight all of us decent people. had to take my daughter there one boxing day and had to tell some idiot who seemed to think that using the f word all the time was normal.he was with some woman who had a cut on her cheek and was also really drunk, so we all had to put up with morons, if that drunk just dont let them in the door until they are sober enouth to behave in a decent manor.we are to soft on the xxxxwits in this country,, portforever

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